The Philippine Dermatological Society
The only Specialty Society in Dermatology recognized by the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine College of Physicians.
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RITM hosts CME: “ The Body at War “

RITM hosts CME: “ The Body at War “

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Department of Dermatology, together with the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group, hosted a CME last May 25,2016.

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Pedagogy & Dermatology

Pedagogy & Dermatology

The UP-PGH Section of Dermatology, in cooperation with the PDS Sexually Transmitted Diseases Subspecialty core group, invites you to attend its CME on September 28, 2016 with the theme “ Pedagogy & Dermatology”. read more
RITM DERMATOLOGY 11th POSTGRADUATE COURSE

RITM DERMATOLOGY 11th POSTGRADUATE COURSE

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Department of Dermatology will be having its 11th  Post Graduate Course entitled, “Tips, Tools and Trends In Dermatology” on August 25-26, 2016, at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. LECTURES:  Lasers and Lights... read more
MELASMA / CHLOASMA

MELASMA / CHLOASMA

  A common skin condition of hypermelanosis that typically occurs on sun-exposed areas of the face. Triggering factors include the use of birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy, mild ovarian and thyroid conditions, ovarian tumors, cosmetics, nutrition,... read more
RITM hosts CME: “ The Body at War “

RITM hosts CME: “ The Body at War “

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Department of Dermatology, together with the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group, hosted a CME last May 25,2016.

read more
Pedagogy & Dermatology

Pedagogy & Dermatology

The UP-PGH Section of Dermatology, in cooperation with the PDS Sexually Transmitted Diseases Subspecialty core group, invites you to attend its CME on September 28, 2016 with the theme “ Pedagogy & Dermatology”. read more
MELASMA / CHLOASMA

MELASMA / CHLOASMA

  A common skin condition of hypermelanosis that typically occurs on sun-exposed areas of the face. Triggering factors include the use of birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy, mild ovarian and thyroid conditions, ovarian tumors, cosmetics, nutrition,... read more

WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed 3 years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the PDS and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology.
There are many substandard programs claiming that they can offer training in Dermatology. Some courses run for a week, 3 months or a year. The format of these trainings are not well structured. Would you trust yourselves in the hands of these untrained doctors?

For effective and safe medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, hair and nails,

CONSULT A PDS DERMATOLOGIST, THE DermAuthority.

Established in 1952, the PDS is an organization of dermatologists or doctors who are experts in the field of medicine dedicated to the skin, hair and nails.


The Seal of Excellence in your dermatologists clinic signifies that your doctor is a competent and certified PDS dermatologist.
The PDS is the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).
PDS_BOARD_2015-16
Officers:
Daisy K. Ismael, MD President
Ma. Angela M. Lavadia, MD Vice-President
Maria Jasmin J. Jamora, MD Secretary
Francisco D. Rivera IV, MD Treasurer
Rosalina E. Nadela, MD, MSc. Immediate Past President

 

Directors:
Blossom T. Chan, MD
Krisinda C. Dim-Jamora, MD
Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, MD
Julie W. Pabico, MD
Roberto Antonio B. Pascual, MD
Donna Marie L. Sarrosa, MD
Arnold C. Yu, MD
Vision
The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.

 

Mission
The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.
1. Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.
2. Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology.
3. Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology.
4. Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns.
5. Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists.
6. Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations.
7. Promote local and international recognition of the specialty.
8. Establish linkages with the other specialties for more comprehensive health care.
9. Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries.
10. Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.